Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that Digimon Survive has been delayed into next year to “allocate more time to development,” having originally been expected to release in 2021.
“First of all, we’d like to thank you for your continued patience and support for Digimon Survive. Our original goal was to launch Digimon Survive in 2021. However, due to the need to allocate more time to development, it is necessary to move the game’s release date to 2022. While this decision hasn’t been an easy one, we want to make sure we use this extra time to enhance the quality of the game,” explains game producer Habu Kazumasa.
“The entire development team is working as hard as we can on the game, and we kindly ask for your patience. We look forward to sharing more news and updates about Digimon Survive with you all, soon. Thank you again for your continued support.”
In the upcoming survival-strategy RPG, you play as Takuma Momozuka – a second-year middle school student that becomes lost in a parallel world while on a school camping trip.
Soon having the chance to team up with Agumon, they must work together to survive against the ferocious creatures that infest the parallel world as Takuma works out how to return to his own world.
The game, which will have around 100 Digimon species and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Digimon anime, will see Digimon evolve when their Digivolve requirements have been fulfilled.
This will see them consume EP (Energy Points), and, once their EP runs out, they will devolve back to their original form. And, their EP can be restored whenever they attack enemies or talk to their partner in battle.
Digimon Survive will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2022.